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David Arquette Would Be Interested in Returning For New Scream

December 9, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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If the producers of the new Scream film want a connection to the past, David Arquette is game. Arquette, who played Dewey in the first four Scream films, spoke with MovieWeb and said that he is up for reprising the role of the socially awkward police officer that, in Scream 4, had become the sheriff of Woodsboro.

“My phone has not rang and I know nothing,” Arquette said when asked about the upcoming film. “I honestly don’t. And I’m not just saying that. So I know just like you that they’re working on a script, apparently. I don’t know if our characters are going to be involved. It’d be nice. It would be exciting to be a part of it.”

The new film is in development at Spyglass Media and is described as “based on the franchise” that Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson created. That would imply that it is perhaps not a direct sequel, but at this time it’s not confirmed.

Arquette added, “It’ll be sad that Wes [Craven] isn’t there but I would love to see his legacy continue and the great projects and films that he was a part of an afterlife, and continue what he started. I would love to see more Nightmare on Elm Streets. I’d love to see more Screams. I just think he’s such an incredibly talented and amazing person. I’m so honored that I had gotten to work with him, just in general. So, whatever they decide to do, it’s what they’ll decide. You can’t bet on stuff like that. You just have to keep doing what you’re doing.”

When asked what he thinks Dewey would be up to, Arquette wasn’t sure. “I don’t know,” he said. “I guess maybe he’d be almost ready for retirement. I don’t know if he would still be together with Gale. There was a lot of interesting stuff that we were pitching to Wes [Craven] for Scream 4 that didn’t really happen. Even, in one of the earlier drafts, [Dewey and Gale] had a kid, which was interesting. Because, obviously me and my ex Courtney [Cox] actually had a kid and we met on the Scream films. So it was kind of a fun parallel. I don’t know if they would still be together, or if they wouldn’t. I always liked the dynamic of them, sort of the cat and mouse, Sam and Diane aspect of their relationship was always fun for me. Whatever it is, I’d love to see it have some stakes to it, where it’s palpable. Just play with the love element. I think that was fun about the first one especially. You could see the spark in their eyes and a budding relationship. To go back to that would be fun.”

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